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Old 08-25-2005, 10:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm upgrading my cpu and motherboard because it's pretty old and slow, probably along with it new memory since mine right now are pc2100 i think.
I want my system to work well with the multimedia card I have right now (ATI 9600 XT). I'm looking for something to just boost the overall speed of my computer, gaming or otherwise.

Thinking of a gigabyte K8NSC NVIDIA nforce3, and maybe AMD athlon 64 3000+ with corsair or OCZ 1GB (2 x 512MB)

any suggestions and combinations would be awsome!

I have:
ATI 9600 XT
two HDs: 40 Gb and 120 Gb
dunno bout power supply if need to will get new one.

thank you.

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Old 08-26-2005, 08:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sounds good.

And I'd get the new PSU as well.


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Old 08-27-2005, 02:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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As said by Trotter, everything sounds good.

You actually picked the mobo that I normailly recommend. I own the GA-K8NS Ultra, myself. I have determined it to be a wicked-awesome mobo.

WHen deciding on RAM, make sure to read my RAM guide, which I believe is at the top of this forum.

As for a PSU, 350W should be plenty.

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Old 08-27-2005, 02:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd say PC3200 RAM, and maybe a better power supply than 350 watt power supply. I'd personally go with a good 500 watt and use it for now and the future.
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Old 08-27-2005, 03:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks everyone for your input, definitely helped.
probably go with the GA-K8NS mobo, PC3200 and 500 watt psu
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